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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 11, 2015 1:05 PM CST
i am preparing to sow .....something like 20 diferent autumn winter annuals.....
in a nursery......for the fun...but i have had bad experince from packets.....i just found a shop with organic seeds .....does that ensure i wont be fooled again?
Name: Heath
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plantcollector
Aug 11, 2015 1:23 PM CST
No..... I think it just means that the plants where the seeds came from are organically grown. Make sure you find a reputable grower
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 11, 2015 1:33 PM CST
Also there is usually a date on good quality seed so you can be sure they are fresh. Don't buy seed that is older than a year, preferably look for "packed for 2015".

Some non-organic seed is treated with fungicide to keep it better, and others are coated with stuff to help with germination. If they are purely ornamental, not something you would eat, I don't see any harm and they really will give you a better rate of germination than organic seed.
Elaine

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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 11, 2015 11:28 PM CST
plantcollector said:No..... I think it just means that the plants where the seeds came from are organically grown. Make sure you find a reputable grower


Thanks i will do as you say
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 11, 2015 11:30 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:Also there is usually a date on good quality seed so you can be sure they are fresh. Don't buy seed that is older than a year, preferably look for "packed for 2015".

Some non-organic seed is treated with fungicide to keep it better, and others are coated with stuff to help with germination. If they are purely ornamental, not something you would eat, I don't see any harm and they really will give you a better rate of germination than organic seed.


Thats a great perspective for me thank you
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Aug 12, 2015 10:11 AM CST
plantcollector said:No..... I think it just means that the plants where the seeds came from are organically grown. Make sure you find a reputable grower


thanks for your reply
i have bought 7 different seeds from regular packages.....see what happens

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